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Here’s how to evaluate homeowners insurance coverage amid hurricane season

Homeowners should ensure that their insurance coverage is equal to the replacement value of their home. (iStock) Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, and the storms that occur during this time are becoming more intense every year, causing destruction to homes and businesses and complicating insurance claims. People living in affected states […]

Americans agree that something must be done to save Social Security: survey

A recent survey found that most Americans were unaware that Social Security benefits could be subject to cuts over the next decade. (iStock) A recent survey found that Americans who are unaware of the impending changes to Social Security are the only ones who aren’t bothered by them. According to the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, […]

Economic optimism rises as U.S. job market adds 206,000 jobs

The unemployment rate rose slightly, but employment increased by more than 200,000. (iStock) The U.S. job market is gradually stabilizing, as evidenced by the addition of 206,000 jobs in June. According to the Bureau of Labor StatisticsIndustries driving this growth include government, healthcare, social assistance and construction. Despite the increase in employment, the unemployment rate […]

This week’s personal loan rates rise for 3-year loans, while 5-year rates fall

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Mortgage rates crept back up closer to 7% as home prices increase

The average interest rate on a 30-year mortgage rose to 6.95% last week. (iStock ) Mortgage rates rose sharply this week, hovering near 7%. The jump ended a string of declines this week. Rates on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.95%. Freddie Mac is. “Mortgage rates rose this week, to just below 7 percent,” explained […]

Consumers’ guide to credit card use: balancing perks with financial health

“Kudlow” panelists Kevin Brady, Art Laffer and Sandra Smith discuss why “Bidenomics” isn’t being embraced by voters. Credit cards have become a staple in American finances as individuals look for ways to gain financial benefits for the present and future. Regardless of age or income, credit card usage is common in the United States. By […]

Medicare, coverage, travel, seniors, Abroad

Victory Cruise Lines Founder and CEO John Waggoner will unveil the company’s latest vacation offerings on “The Craman Countdown.” The “golden years” of life are often a time when people are raising grandchildren, taking up new hobbies, and traveling as a couple or solo. Travel is on the rise, with solo travel among seniors increasing […]